ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — Cardinals Care distributed more than $114,000 to 57 area non-profit groups that support local kids during a ceremony Tuesday at Busch Stadium.
Since Cardinals Care was established in 1997, Cardinals Care has invested $19 million in helping children, including providing nearly $11 million in grants to over 800 non-profit youth organizations, and building 20 youth ball fields in neighborhoods in both Missouri and Illinois.
In 2013, Cardinals Care celebrates the 10th anniversary of the innovative Redbird Rookies program, a free baseball league for kids who otherwise might not have the opportunity to play. In addition to providing all the uniforms, gloves, bats, balls and other equipment needed for each team, Redbird Rookies also provides extensive off-field support in the areas of health, education, mentoring and the cultural arts for each of the nearly 4,500 kids who participate in the program each year.
List of non-profits that received money:
2000 Feet, Inc.
Agape House of Vandalia
American Diabetes Association
Boy Scouts of America, Greater St. Louis Area Council
Boys Hope Girls Hope St. Louis
Burns Recovered Support Group Inc.
Camp Eastman Development Association (CEDA)
Christian Activity Center, Inc.
Community Performance Ensemble
Disabled Athlete Sports Association
Exceptional Equestrians of the Missouri Valley, Inc.
F.A.C.T. (Family Advocacy & Community Training)
Family YMCA of Fayette County
Girls In The Know
Haven House St. Louis
Jamestown New Horizons
Joint Neighborhood Ministry
Kids First Sports Inc.
Lift For Life Academy and Gym
Loyola Academy of St. Louis
Mid America Dance Company
Mississippi Valley Therapeutic Horsemanship, Inc.
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse-St. Louis Area
National Council of Jewish Women-St. Louis Section
New Vision Youth & Family Services (New Vision Counseling)
Northside Youth and Senior Service Center, Inc.
Our Lady of Guadalupe School
Our Lady’s Inn
Piwacket Theatre for Children
Sclerderma Foundation Missouri Chapter
St. Lawrence Catholic School
St. Louis Artworks
St. Louis Community Empowerment Foundation (STLCEF)
Stoddard County Association for Retarded Citizens, Inc.
Show Me Aquatics & Fitness
Springboard to Learning, Inc.
Strong Tower Ranch
The Community Partnership
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Inc.
The Lupus Foundation of America Heartland Chapter, Inc.
The Magic House
Unity Lutheran Christian Elementary School
West County Christian School
Wings of Hope, Inc.
Youth Learning Center
Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition